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Chess For Dummies (edition 2005)
by James Eade
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0764550039, Paperback)It was inevitable, thank goodness, that the Dummies series would give us an introductory chess book. The light touch is perfect to offset the sober aura of mystery that surrounds the game in many people's minds. And the extras that reach beyond the well-written move explanations, strategies, and pattern-recognition make the book a real winner. It won't take much playing for readers to appreciate the section on chess etiquette, for example, or the one on uncommon moves, subtitled, "The Ones That Start the Fights." Informative tips and amusing bits of trivia add to the fun.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:48:10 -0500)
The classic introductory guide - over 250,000 copies sold - now revised with over 25 per cent new content. For novice players, the complexities of chess can sometimes seem overwhelming - but you don't have to be a genius to play competitive chess. This fun and easy guide takes the intimidation out of the game, explaining the rules and lingo, demystifying popular openings and strategies, and showing players move by move how to push an opponent toward checkmate. For this new edition, Chess Master James Eade has updated chapters on chess computer programs and online play, added new material on today's chess tournaments and top players, and revised information on Web resources and chess organizations. Copiously illustrated throughout with chessboard diagrams, it's just what people need to get started with chess or take their play to the next level.
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